Seven former Big Ten football players were selected in the first round of the 2017 NFL Draft, which is the highest number of Big Ten draftees since 2006. Ohio State claimed the first three Big Ten selections, followed by two from Michigan and two from Wisconsin to close out the first round.
Spring football is in the books for the Big Ten. Now, offseason work begins, as teams point toward training camp this summer. Check out Tom Dienhart's annual BTN.com All-Spring Team.
The 2017 NFL Draft starts Thursday night in Philadelphia, and several Big Ten talents are expected to be selected in the first round. Check out where former Big Ten stars land in mock drafts on the eve of the draft inside.
When you think of Wisconsin, you think of an offense built around a punishing rushing attack led by mammoth offensive linemen. And those “big uglies” that pave the way have been the players picked most often in the last 10 NFL drafts, as 10 offensive linemen have been selected.
Paul Chryst and Wisconsin are looking to defend their Big Ten West title. But there is work to do. A new dynamic: Chryst will be on his third defensive coordinator in three years, as he promoted defensive backs coach Jim Leonhard to take over what has been one of the top defenses in the nation in recent years.
You can go home again. Paul Chryst is proving that. The Wisconsin coach left the head coaching job at Pitt (three-year record of 19-19 with three bowls) and returned to his alma mater and hometown for the 2015 season. And, Chryst has been a smashing success.
The Big Ten had five QBs drafted in 2016. When was the last time your school had a QB selected in the NFL Draft? Tom Dienhart takes a look.
On Wednesday, the Big Ten held a teleconference with its 14 football coaches to talk about the spring season and to prepare for the fall. We posted the audio for each coach on the call here, so jump in and take a listen.
The NFL draft will take place from April 27-29 in Philadelphia. Who is the top prospect for each Big Ten school? I take a look, beginning with the Big Ten West.
When the Big Ten announced last fall that it would play some Friday night football games in 2017, it raised the eyebrows of some who didn’t think it was right to encroach on the traditional turf of high school football.